Join the Nordic Region at the UN climate talks

29.11.18 | News
Diskusjon på den nordiske paviljongen på klimaforhandlingene i Bonn - COP23 - i Tyskland i 2017. 

Diskusjon på den nordiske paviljongen på klimaforhandlingene i Bonn - COP23 - i Tyskland i 2017. 


Discussion at the Nordic Pavilion during the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, in 2017. 

People have high expectations of the COP24 climate negotiations in December but also significant concerns. Will the world manage to follow up on the Paris Agreement? The Nordic Pavilion will provide a venue to discuss Nordic challenges and solutions. Join the discussion in Katowice and on social media!

The nations of the world will gather in the Polish city of Katowice 3–14 December to talk about how to implement in practice the pledges made in Paris in 2015 to limit global warming to 1.5°.

Dialogue and knowledge sharing

A great deal of water has passed under the bridge since then. What impact will the troubled global political climate have on the negotiations?

The Nordic Council of Ministers has no formal role at COP24, and the countries do not negotiate as a bloc. Nevertheless, we do work together via the Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK).

Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges will be the main heading for activities at the pavilion in Katowice – demonstrating how Nordic climate solutions can help reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions and encouraging dialogue and knowledge sharing about the main climate challenges faced by the Nordic countries.

Theme days

Each day of COP24 will have its own theme, starting on Monday 3 December with young people – those who will inherit what is perhaps the biggest challenge humankind has faced in modern times. How should we relate to these prospects for the future? By speaking up, taking action and making demands!

Other themes on the following days will include transport, green construction, the bioeconomy, urban solutions, the Arctic, changes in the energy market, green financial markets and how to negotiate progress on the Paris Agreement.

See the programme on our COP24 website

Streaming and social media

The Nordic Pavilion will start each day with an unofficial morning chat with a well-known Nordic or international figure and round off with an afternoon briefing summarising the main points of the day and drawing parallels with the negotiations. These conversations will be streamed on Facebook Live.

On Twitter, the Nordic countries will use the hashtag #NordicSolutions and #Talanordic, and our youth ambassadors will take over the Instagram account @nordisksamarbejde.

We will also publish relevant documents, news items, interactive materials and photos from COP24.